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Table 6 Health workers attitude and personal use (or/and family use) of SP for management of uncomplicated malaria, 2004

From: Do health workers’ preferences influence their practices? Assessment of providers’ attitude and personal use of new treatment recommendations for management of uncomplicated malaria, Tanzania

Characteristic variable Category n=(146) Children<5: OR (95%CI) Older children/adults: OR (95%CI) Pregnant women: OR (95%CI) Self use: OR (95%CI) Own child/family use: OR (95%CI)
   Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR
District Morogoro (59) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
K/Ulanga (87) 5.8 3.4 ‡ 5.1 2.7‡ 3.5 2.4‡ 1.2 0.5 ‡ 1.2 2.1‡
(0.7-48.3) (0.3-35.2) (0.7-42.4) (0.2-29.9) (0.4-31.1) (0.2-30.7) (0.5-2.2) (0.1-1.8) (0.5-3.2) (0.5-7.8)
Health facility type Hospitals (90) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
H/Centers (22) - - - - - - 1.6 0.7 Ɨ 2.1 0.8 Ɨ
(0.6-4.4) (0.1-3.9) (0.6-7.6) (0.1-4.1)
Dispensaries (34) - - - - - - 5.5 1.2 Ɨ 4.5 3.0 Ɨ
(1.9-15.6) (0.2-8.0) (1.5-13.3) (0.5-17.6)
HF ownership Public (79) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
Non-public (67) 1.5 0.5¥ 1.2 0.4¥ 1.2 0.5¥ 0.3 0.2¥ 0.2 0.2¥
(0.4-5.8) (0.1-2.7) (0.3-4.9) (0.08-2.3) (0.2-6.0) (0.07-3.5) (0.1-0.5) (0.05-1.2) (0.06-0.5) (0.06-1.1)
Cadre of health worker Other nurses (55) Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
Physicians (8) - - - - - - 1.2 2.6§(0.5-13.5) - -
(0.2-5.5)
Clinical Officers (26) - - - - - - 1.9 1.4§ 0.8 1.3§
(0.7-5.4) (0.6-3.4) (0.3-2.3) (0.4-4.1)
Trained nurses (55) 1.2 0.8§ 1.7 1.0§ 5.4 (0.6-47.8) 3.6§ (0.3-34.9) 1.1 1.8§ (0.6-5.4) 2.5 3.1§
(0.3-5.0) (0.2-3.7) (0.4-7.6) (0.2- 5.4) (0.4-2.8) (0.6 -9.8) (0.4-14.2)
  Other cadres (2) - - - - - - - - - -
  1. ‡Adjusted for type of health facility, health facility ownership and health worker cadre.
  2. Ɨ Adjusted for district, health facility ownership and health worker cadre.
  3. ¥ Adjusted for district, type of health facility and health worker cadre.
  4. § Adjusted for district, type of health facility and health facility ownership.